Undergraduate Dylan Senter Rewarded for Entrepreneurial Enthusiasm
The Texas Business Hall of Fame recently recognized an entrepreneurship senior from the C. T. Bauer College of Business with a $10,000 scholarship.
Undergraduate Dylan Senter is the Bauer College recipient of the organization’s annual competitive award that gives one scholarship per university each year to students from 21 participating Texas universities for their achievements in and out of the classroom.
Senter said he believes he was selected for his independent, entrepreneurial passion, something his parents instilled in him as a child. They ran their own businesses, he said, allowing him to watch them do what they loved.
“I also believe that my interviewing skills were a huge part in my success,” he added.
In his freshman year, to gain experience interviewing, Senter went to 20 job interviews with no intention of accepting a position. He was doing it all for the practice and to further his interviewing skills, he said. He prides himself on constantly trying to better himself, and according to Senter, Bauer College gives him that chance.
“I constantly try to learn and improve myself, and Bauer has tons of opportunities for that to happen,” he added.
Senter also has a passion for e-commerce. He started, and currently runs, two companies, SuperSenter and EcommAdvisor. The award winner came to Bauer specifically for the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship.
“The two biggest factors in WCE that have helped me the most are my fellow classmates who push me everyday to evaluate my own entrepreneurial ideas, and (WCE director) Ken Jones, who I see as one of the most impactful people in the program,” Senter said.
He is currently working with a WCE business plan team on an entrepreneurial project called Smart Cement. He is hoping that this project is one that he can be a part of for a long time, he added, but he is open to all opportunities to grow and learn.
“My plans are definitely to start my own company, but as to what that will be, I’m not sure now,” Senter said. “Ultimately though, I want to get really involved in the start-up community and start a business where I will be doing things like hiring, funding rounds and other things of that nature.”
By Stephanie Phillips